This function inserts posts (and pages) into the database. It sanitizes variables, does some checks, fills in missing variables like date/time, etc. It takes an array as its argument and returns the post ID of the created post (or 0 if there is an error).

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How do I set a featured image (thumbnail) by image URL when using wp_insert_post()?

While looking through the function reference entry for wp_insert_post(), I noticed that there's no parameter in the array it requires which will allow me to set the 'Featured Image' for a post, ...
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Attaching taxonomy data to post with wp_insert_post

I am implementing (trying) a front end posting system which shows taxonomy data in several dropdown select fields, each of the dropdowns is named by using the "name" $arg in wp_dropdown_categories. ...
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wp set object terms vs wp set post terms

Examining the following sample code snippet from the WP codex, $post = array( 'ID' => [ <post id> ] //Are you updating an existing post? 'post_author' => [ <user ID> ] //The ...
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Create posts on user registration

How can I create let say 3 posts after the user finish the registration ? The ideal outcome would be to create 3 posts using the user as the author of the posts and with some pre-defined values. ...
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Does wp_insert_post validate the input?

If I use the wp_insert_post in a plugin, will I have to check the content for SQL injection problems and XSS or will the wp_insert_post function do this for me?
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Running WP Cron on specific local time

The scenario is to run insert_post function every midnight (00:00) of local time. Must run daily on weekday. function add_daily_task(){ if((date('l', time()) != 'Saturday') || (date('l', time()) ...
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wp_insert_post incorrectly escapes HTML comments when they include tags

I'm working on writing a script to import data from a custom CMS into Wordpress. As part of this, I need to import the post content exactly, without modifying anything. However, some of the posts ...
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PHP/Manual use of images? - 2 Questions

I've made a quick PHP script/page that uses the wp_insert_post() function to insert a post directly. And this works great. The post I am manually adding has an image in it, so I firstly ...
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When and Where to use wp_insert_post()

I'm building a function that creates a group of pages with a common parent ID. If I run wp_insert_post() on a parent ID twice, does the function create the pages twice while altering the slugs? Or am ...
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Using wp_insert_post() with Networking enabled

I'm working on a script that will drop articles directly into the wordpress database, using wp_insert_posts(). However, I have networking enabled and the wp_insert_post() reference page has no ...
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Endless loop with wp_insert_post and wp_update_post

I have an array $unqiues which contains URL's, I loop over the array with the code below to get the URL titles, insert a new post, update the post meta. Then I change the the posts title and name to ...
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How do I pass an array as an argument to a WP-CLI command?

I want to use WP-CLI to create some new posts with custom taxonomy terms assigned. The challenge is that wp_insert_post's tax_input argument only accepts arrays, which I would have to specify on the ...
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Insert new term during new post creation

i am currently working on a snippet to insert a new post dynamically (it's a custom post type). During this new post creation i need to insert terms in custom taxonomies associated to the custom post ...
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wp_insert_post breaks rewrite rules

I'm using wp_insert_post to programmatically add content to a site. This works fine with posts, categories and tags, but not with pages. When I attempt to add a page (i.e. post with post_type=page), ...
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Prevent empty Post Title on form submit via front end post (wp_insert_post_)

I am creating a post from the front end using (shortened for brevity); if (empty($_POST['my_title'])){ echo 'error: please insert a title'; } else { $title = $_POST['my_title']; } ...
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wordpress sanitize array?

I have a custom post form that sends data to a page which uses wp_insert_post to create a post. I can easily sanitize most data, but I have some troubles with my tags, I retrieve in an array: $tags = ...
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How to set featured image to custom post from outside programmatically

I am trying to fetch and insert images outside the wordpress environment to a custom post via PHP. How to move/upload that image to wordpress upload directory year date folder format just like ...
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How To Disable Comments On New Page

I am writing a plugin that upon activation, it creates a few new pages. On these pages, I want to disable the comments option. I am adding the new pages via the code below: $page['post_type'] = ...
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wp_insert_post() Callback?

After I added a post by wp_insert_post(); Any callback after I added ? I need permalink of added post. I have idea only search by title and post-type (I use custom post-type in my case), But any ...
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How do I Import an RSS feed as Wordpress posts without duplicates?

I have an XML feed url I am now using this code to create new Custom Post Type Posts from an rss feed in my functions.php file: /* | ...
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save_post + insert_post = infinite loop

I'm trying to automatically create a new post when a post containing a certain custom field is saved - hooking an insert_post function into save_post. This generates an infinite loop. I found some ...
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Inserting Hundreds of Thousands of Posts at Once

I have a project in which I create an array of 200k+ lines w/ 25 fields that run the wp_insert_post and update_post_meta. To start it processes pretty fast the slows down a lot after 10k records or ...
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Is there a faster way than wp_insert_post to add content to a blog

I've written a plugin which retrieves an xml file, parses and creates a series of short posts from the content. Although each post is very short (sometimes just a single sentence, never more than a ...
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Wordpress tax_input only if logged in

I am working on a wordpress plugin where a save lead data by forms in my website. When a user submits the form the following code will run so a post in post type "lead" will be added. Almost ...
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Can we have a post without a slug?

When I insert a post I've found that there is a slow call to wp_unique_post_slug from within insert_post (In the database I'm using to test there is 155,000 posts - live would have considerably more). ...
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Adding post thumbnail in programatically inserted post

I want to insert post programatically so here is the code to add one: global $user_ID; $new_post = array( 'post_title' => 'My New Post', 'post_content' => 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit ...
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Programmatically insert hierarchical terms & set terms for post causes glitch? [duplicate]

I am inserting an array of terms into my custom taxonomy programmatically. Some terms have parents/children. After each term has been entered, I then insert an array of posts into my custom post type. ...
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How to prevent duplicate slugs for wp_insert_post?

I have a function that creates a page when I create a post (so as to construct parent-child relationship trees). I'm using the $title of the post to create the page and this also creates a duplicate ...
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How many 'wp_insert_post' calls can be performed in one shot, in a very long 'for' loop?

I'm working on a plugin which has bulk post inserts using a spreadsheet. This spreadsheet can have multiple thousand rows, each row corresponding to a post. I'm parsing this spreadsheet, looping over ...
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wp_set_object_terms() Fails to Set Terms

Okay guys, here's the scenario. I'm am trying to setup a function that will automatically duplicate a post (when published) over to another post type. So, a regular blog post is published, and when ...
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Programmatically adding posts

I'm about to create parser which would be inserting new custom posts. So, it's pretty simple global $user_ID; $new_post = array( 'post_title' => 'My New Post', 'post_content' => 'Lorem ...
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What hook should be used to programmatically create a post only when master post is updated?

Pippin and Jean-Baptiste Jung have very good tutorials on how to programmatically create content when a new post is published using these four actions hooks... publish{post_type} ...
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Faster way to wp_insert_post & add_post_meta in bulk

I have a csv file that I want to insert that consists of ~1,500 rows and 97 columns. It takes about 2-3 hours to do a full import and I'd like to improve this if there is a way. Currently for each ...
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Proper formatting of post_date for wp_insert_post?

What is the proper way to define the post date when submitting a post from the front end using wp_insert_post (Trac)? My snippet now is publishing with the mysql time... if (isset ($_POST['date'])) ...
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Insert Wordpress page via external (cron) script?

I'm trying to write a php script that I can run out of cron to create new Wordpress pages. Unfortunately, I can't find any documentation on how to do this. I'm using the WP scripts rather than ...
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What is considered the post's creation date for wp_insert_post?

I have the following hook which sets a default "hotness" for a post. For context, hotness is a meta_value saved to the post, and changes every time someone upvotes or downvotes the post. I use this ...
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HTML Entities in Post Title

I'm inserting posts into wordpress using a script which is loaded through CRON. Before inserting each post I am checking whether the post with the same title exists or not. Below is the snippet I'm ...
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insert post & Upload post thumbnail from the front end using ajax

i have searched & searched for an explenation and have found some answers that seem to be working for other people on this topics but i havent been able to get working. This is my "form" <div ...
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Is it possible to create a post using a metabox?

I am trying to create a post (well, in the end, multiple posts) from a metabox using the 'save_post' hook. I executed the script once, creating 3900 or so new posts before I crawled into posts.php and ...
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wp_insert_post to schedule a post - but nothing happens?

I'm trying to schedule a post that is currently a draft: function schedule() { $postdate = date('2014-06-11 00:30:00'); $post = array( 'ID' => 11, 'post_status' => 'future', ...
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wp_insert_post not updating custom taxonomy selected if logged in as a subscriber

Here is my Code, it works fine When i try to post data from front end if Logged in as admin, but if i logged in as a subscriber code works fine but it is not inserting the taxonomy term i select, here ...
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Inserting post, thumnail and custom fields with wp_insert_post

I just want to add custom post, a thumbnail of it and custom fields. Here is my code what I am try is to add post, thumbnail and one custom field. But I not getting the idea how to upload the ...
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add_menu_page Callback Function: Skip page content?

I want to have a menu item that will, on-click, add a page with certain arguments. In it's simplicity, I have: function av_subscribe_create_menu(){ // Create top-level menu add_menu_page( 'Add ...
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duplicate posts when trying to update a post using the wp_insert_post.

On an empty wordpress database, I insert one sample post using the wp_insert_post. Since it's an empty database, the first post I add ends up with id 1. And I check that in the wp_posts, everything ...
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WP insert post and custom taxonomy

I have create a custom post type in my WordPress attached with a custom taxonomy. The post collect date from the from end of the web site by using wp_insert_post(). This is my Custom post ...
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How to use wp_insert_post to update meta box?

I'm trying to use wp_insert_post to create a front-end submission form so visitors can create a post AND update the meta box fields of that post -- not the custom fields. For example, when I use the ...
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tax_input argument for wp_insert_post()

I'm trying to insert custom taxonomies using wp_insert_post() and the tax_input argument, but it doesn't work. I want to set a post to a custom taxonomy ('types') and a category ('cars') $new_post = ...
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using wp_insert_post inside of custom meta box

This is kind of a unique situation. I have an invoicing custom post type that when it is marked as "paid" I want to then generate another custom post type. I have a custom meta file that handles the ...
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WP_INSERT_POST issue on Wordpress Multisite

Im having a hard time on fixing this issue of mine. I have a plugin where it creates 6 pages at default for new wordpress multisite sites. Im using the following code. function ...
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Define page template in wp_insert_post

How can I set which page template this page, created using wp_insert_post, uses? I want it to use template-blog.php This is my current function; add_action( 'admin_init', 'mytheme_admin_init' ); ...